Lion’s Heart Among Frontrunners Offering Digital Portfolios for Teens

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Eighty Leading Colleges and Universities to Use Online Portfolios in 2016 Application Process

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As it becomes more and more challenging to stand out from other college applicants, our Members rely on extracurricular activities to set them apart during the admissions process. Online portfolios are the perfect solution in today’s digital age...

Lion’s Heart, a nationwide volunteer platform for 6th – 12th grade students, has developed an advanced digital portfolio for Members and is ready for the upcoming revolution in college applications. Beginning in 2016, eighty colleges and universities around the country plan to revitalize the current application process. Among many initiatives, the institutions will launch an online portfolio platform that will help high school students highlight their extracurricular activities, such as volunteering, as well as academic achievements. Lion’s Heart Members will be able to integrate their current community service records into the new application process.

“As it becomes more and more challenging to stand out from other college applicants, our Members rely on extracurricular activities to set them apart during the admissions process,” says Terry Corwin, Executive Director of Lion’s Heart. “Online portfolios are the perfect solution in today’s digital age and we are proud to provide our Members with this advanced technology.”

Currently, Lion’s Heart Members can access their community service portfolio, which is comprised of volunteer awards, leadership positions, cumulative community service hours and a detailed breakdown of volunteer activities, in real-time on the organization’s website. In past years, Members have been able to print their records and submit them along with high school transcripts and admissions essays. As online portfolios gain popularity, Lion’s Heart anticipates that Members will be able to incorporate the paperless records of their community service into not only college applications but also social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

For additional information on Lion’s Heart, including enrollment questions, where existing chapters are located, and how to easily start a new chapter, please visit http://www.lionsheartservice.org.

About Lion’s Heart

Founded in 2004, Lion's Heart is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit teen volunteer platform available to 6th – 12th grade students. The organization instills the value of community service in its Members, providing meaningful life skills through leadership opportunities and philanthropic experiences. Over the years, Members have performed a combined total of more than 425,000 hours of volunteer hours, which equates to more than $9,000,000 in societal value.

Lion’s Heart, which is headquartered in Southern California, has grown to more than 47 chapters across 10 states, and is actively expanding its reach by adding new chapters across the country. Groups have between three and twenty teens and are organized by gender, grade, and location. Though each group has a parent Class Coordinator, the teens elect their own officers, lead their own meetings, and decide how to serve their community – with no fundraising. For more information visit their website http://www.lionsheartservice.org or visit their Facebook page.

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